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Thinking through May 68 (to the May of 15M): Tomás Ibáñez

Our series of posts, on this, the 50th anniversary of the french May 68, began with a recent essay on the events, by Tomáz Ibáñez.  And we close with an older reflection (a prologue to a larger essay on May … Continue reading

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Thinking through May 68: Murray Bookchin

From Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Lately I have been focusing on recent events in France – the conclusion to the Tarnac trial and the police attack on the ZAD autonomous zone near Nantes. Now it is time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Anarchists and anarchy in May 68

Reflections on anarchism in france’s May 68, by David Porter and posted at the Anarchist Library.

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In a rebellious month of May, reflections on militant autonomy

Radical political militancy is never intellectually unarmed, for it always assumes some understanding of what it contests and of how it can or should be overcome.  It also carries with it some idea of what is to follow the detested … Continue reading

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For May 68 as a permanent possibility, for a May 2018

Numerous calls have been made in france not to celebrate May 68, but to have it burn again in 2018.  These calls have in turn been circulated beyond france. From lespaves.net, an invitation for a beautiful May in Paris …

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The winds of May 68 in France: the Larzac

An often forgotten or ignored dimension of May 68 were france’s peasant movements, which preceded 1968 and would continue after the student movement and general strike came to an end. The Larzac protest and land occupation against government plans to … Continue reading

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The winds of May 68 in France: The LIP factory takeover

France’s May of 1968 brought on the largest industrial strike in the history of modern capitalism.  What began as a student movement quickly overflowed the walls of the universities to spread throughout french society, with hundreds of factories not only … Continue reading

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From the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes: An intergalactic call

From the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Appel Intergalactique 19/04/2018) …

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He who designates the terrorist, in this world, is sovereign: The “Tarnac affair”

Antiterrorism, contrary to what the term would suggest, is not a means to fight against terrorism, it is the method by which the political enemy is positively produced as a terrorist. It is a matter, by a luxury of provocation, … Continue reading

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Creating autonomies in the ZAD: Notre-Dame-des-Landes

The significance of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes ZAD in france is reflected below in two texts, excerpts from longer essays/collections.  The first is from a french publication entitled Défendre la zad, by the Collective Mauvaise Troupe (2016), and available in an english translation … Continue reading

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